Charleston City Paper
  • 1049 Morrison Drive
  • Charleston, South Carolina 29403
  • Phone: (843) 577-5304
  • Fax: (843) 853-6899
  • Circulation: 40,000 (As of June 2014)
  • Audited By: Figure submitted by Publisher
  • Publication Day: Every Wednesday
  • Market Served: Charleston, SC
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated City Paper is Charleston's only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-largest publication in the metro Charleston area. Reaching a strong mix of active, affluent locals and tourists, the City Paper has thrived in a market that consistently ranks as one of the nation's most sought after locations to visit and to live. Charleston is a city of festivals and special events, highlighted every year in May by the Spoleto Festival, an internationally acclaimed celebration of the performing arts.

The City Paper provides Charleston's most extensive coverage of the local news, arts and entertainment scene, offering social and political commentary, exhaustive listings and fresh articles both in print and digitally.
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Recent AAN Awards

2007 Blog, 1st Place (Circulation Below 55000) by Patrick Sharbaugh
2006 News Story-Short Form, 3rd Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Bill Davis
2006 Photography, 2nd Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Nancy Santos
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Editor Chris Haire ---
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Recent Articles

Shockingly True Tales From the World of Pinball Fanaticism

Most people don't know this, but pinball used to be illegal. From the early 1940s until the mid-1970s, the game was banned almost everywhere in this country; South Carolina law still forbids anyone under 18 from playing it.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jon Santiago  |  11-18-2014  |  Features

Meet the Couples in Limbo

The stories of 3 same-sex couples who tried applying for marriage licenses in South Carolina last week.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  10-16-2014  |  LGBT
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